Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

Reviewed by K. Yanna, March 2020

When Chris spends the summer with his Aunt, he wasn’t expecting to fall in love. After almost colliding with Maia during a run, Chris’s summer takes a spin. Chris, who is recovering from an assault after coming out as transgender, and Maia, who is recovering from the death of her sister, discover the nuances of a first love. As neighbors, they can’t seem to stray away from each other - despite their temperaments and dysfunctional good intentions. In Something Like Gravity, Chris and Maia spend a summer exploring their love for themselves, family members, and ultimately for each other.

Something Like Gravity is a feel good, light reading book. It is a tangent of the romantic moments in the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series. Similar books are The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park. I would give this book a 3.5/5 star rating because the love story is very capitaviting, but I, personally, wouldn’t mind a thicker plot and more characters.